New Brunswick Public Libraries

Fredericton Public Library
12 Carleton St.
Fredericton, N.B.
E3B 5P4
Tel:  (506) 460-2800
Fax: (506) 460-2801
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Annual Opening Hours


Monday: 10:00  a.m. - 5:00  p.m.

Tuesday: 10:00  a.m. - 5:00  p.m.

Wednesday: 10:00  a.m. - 9:00  p.m.

Thursday: 10:00  a.m. - 9:00  p.m.

Friday: 10:00  a.m. - 5:00  p.m.

Saturday: 10:00  a.m. - 5:00  p.m.

Sunday: 10:00  a.m. - 5:00  p.m.


Activities and events

Knifty Knitters
Sunday, July  2, 2017  till Sunday, December  31, 2017  1:30  p.m. - 3:00  p.m.
Are you looking for fellow knitters who share your love of knitting? Join our drop in knitting group. All are welcome!


Adult Colouring
Tuesday, September  5, 2017  till Tuesday, November  28, 2017  2:00  p.m. - 4:00  p.m.
Take a break from your busy schedule and drop by the library every Tuesday afternoon for our Adult Colouring Club.


Spanish Table
Thursday, September  7, 2017  till Thursday, November  30, 2017  7:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.
Join us on Thursday evenings at 7:00pm for Spanish Table. No need to register, all levels are welcome.


Library Café
Monday, September  11, 2017  till Monday, November  27, 2017  10:00  a.m. - 11:00  p.m.
An interesting book, a nice view and a good coffee. These are the only three things you need to start your week with a smile! Click on the title for more information.


French Discussion
Saturday, September  16, 2017  till Saturday, December  9, 2017  11:00  a.m. - 12:00  p.m.
Join our French Discussion Group every Saturday from 11:00am to 12:00pm. Starting on September 16th. Registration is required. Click on the title for more information.


Meditation Mondays
Monday, September  18, 2017  till Monday, November  27, 2017  12:00  p.m. - 1:00  p.m.
Stressed? Anxious? Worried? Meditations Mondays might be the answer. These sessions combine guided meditation along with practical information to start or deepen a regular meditation practice. Offered every Monday. Click on the title for more information.


Well, that's novel!
Thursday, October  19, 2017  till Thursday, December  7, 2017  6:00  p.m. - 7:00  p.m.
School aged children are invited to join us to write their novel! Please click on the title for more information!


Writer-in-Residence Ian Letourneau
Friday, November  10, 2017  till Friday, December  22, 2017  10:00  a.m. - 12:00  p.m.
Join Writer-in-Residence Ian Letourneau from November 10th until December 22nd at 10:00am for appointments to talk about your writing. Registration required. Click title for more information.


Every Child Ready to Read Information Session
Wednesday, November  15, 2017  till Wednesday, November  29, 2017  6:30  p.m. - 7:30  p.m.
A series of three free workshops where we will learn more about how to nurture pre-reading skills at home. Please click on the title for more information and call 460-2806 to register.


Art Gallery Opening - 5th Annual Recovery Art Show
Wednesday, November  22, 2017  6:00  p.m. - 7:30  p.m.
Join us on November 22nd at 6:00pm for the reception of the 5th Annual Recovery Art Show Exhibit. Click title for more information.


Creative Journals for adults
Wednesday, November  22, 2017  6:30  p.m. - 8:30  p.m.
Join Creator in Residence Joanne Westall on November 22nd from 6:30pm until 8:30pm to learn how to make a Creative Journal for adults. Registration required. Click on the title for more information.


Author Reading - Tony Robinson-Smith
Thursday, November  23, 2017  7:00  p.m. - 8:30  p.m.
Join author Tony Robinson-Smith on November 23rd from 7:00pm to 8:30pm for a discussion of his newest book. Click title for more information.


Fundamentals of Crochet Level 1: The Basics
Saturday, November  25, 2017  1:00  p.m. - 3:00  p.m.
Join Beth Major for a 3 sessions of 2 hours each starting on November 25th from 1:00pm until 3:00pm. Registration required. Click title for more information.


Digital Artistry Workshop
Sunday, November  26, 2017  12:00  p.m. - 4:00  p.m.
Join Creator in Residence Mable Wheeler on November 26th from 12:00pm until 4:00pm for a presentation on Digital Artistry. Click title for more information.


Death Café
Tuesday, November  28, 2017  2:00  p.m. - 4:00  p.m.
Join the Death Café on November 28th at 2:00pm to talk about death, grief and other related subjects. Registration required. Click title for more information.


Fredericton Region Museum Talk
Wednesday, November  29, 2017  2:30  p.m. - 3:30  p.m.
Staff from the Fredericton Region Museum will present stories and objects from the Museum’s new exhibition on the history of immigration and multiculturalism in Fredericton & New Brunswick. Please click on the title for more information.


Gaming Night
Wednesday, November  29, 2017  6:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.
Join us on November 29th from 6:00pm until 8:00pm to play with our Retron 5, Wii and various board games. For teens and adults. Click title for more information.


Origami Workshop
Sunday, December  3, 2017  1:00  p.m. - 3:00  p.m.
Join us on December 3rd from 1:00pm until 3:00pm for an Origami Workshop for teens and adults. Registration required. Click title for more information.


Library Café
Monday, December  4, 2017  till Monday, December  18, 2017  10:00  a.m. - 12:00  p.m.
An interesting book, a nice view and a good coffee. These are the only three things you need to start your week with a smile! Click on the title for more information.


Meditation Monday
Monday, December  4, 2017  till Monday, December  18, 2017  12:00  p.m. - 1:00  p.m.
Stressed? Anxious? Worried? Meditations Mondays might be the answer. These sessions combine guided meditation along with practical information to start or deepen a regular meditation practice. Offered every Monday. Click on the title for more information.


Book Club - Tuesday afternoon
Tuesday, December  5, 2017  2:00  p.m. - 3:00  p.m.
Join us on December 5th from 2:00pm until 3:00pm to discuss "Night Film" by Marisha Pessle. Books will be available in November. Click title for more information.


Adult Colouring
Tuesday, December  5, 2017  till Tuesday, December  19, 2017  2:00  p.m. - 4:00  p.m.
Take a break from your busy schedule and drop by the library every Tuesday afternoon for our Adult Colouring Club.


Book Club - Wednesday evening
Wednesday, December  13, 2017  7:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.
Join us on December 13th from 7:00pm until 8:00pm to discuss "Christmas with Anne" by L.M. Montgomery. Books will be available in November. Click title for more information.


Hackmatack Book Club (Grades 4-6)
Thursday, December  14, 2017  3:30  p.m. - 4:30  p.m.
This is not your traditional book club. Each meeting explores a different book through fun activities, games, and art. Vote for your favourites in March!


Book Club - Sunday morning
Sunday, December  17, 2017  10:30  a.m. - 11:30  a.m.
Join us on December 17th from 10:30am until 11:30am to discuss "Neverwhere" by Neil Gaiman. Books will be available in November. Click title for more information.


Upcoming activities and events for all New Brunswick public libraries.


Staff

Library Director - Julia Stewart
Head of Reference Services - Stephanie Furrow
Acting Head of Young Adult and Adult Services  - Erin Smith
Head of Children’s Services  - Nancy Edgar
Circulation Supervisor - Sheila Grondin-Lyons
Acting Circulation Supervisor - Josiane Jolin


Parking

There are 130 metered spaces on the street and behind City Hall. Parking is free after 5pm and on Saturdays and Sundays.


About the Library:

Get your choice of the best books, magazines, newspapers, CDs or DVDs. We’ve got something for all ages! Search our collection thanks to our provincial catalogue. Find answers to your questions with the latest information.

We will help you with research for a special project; retrieve reliable health information and more. Start now, ask a question, check out our online Databases or browse our Recommended Websites.

There’s more to a library than books! We have activities for everyone. Use our public computers to surf the net, catch up on the news, write your resume, or tap into our online Databases and our Recommended Websites. The virtual branch of the New Brunswick Public Library Service, Electronic Library New Brunswick, is available 24 hours a day for eBook and audiobook downloads.

Ask for what you want to read. Just because something isn’t on your local library’s shelves doesn’t mean you can’t read it! Stop by, place a hold in our online catalogue, or give us a call to request an item and we’ll deliver it to the most convenient library for you.

Drop in... you’ll feel right at home!

Library Highlights:

  • We are the capital city’s main public library.
  • We are the Resource Centre for York Region, providing support to the other libraries in the region.
  • We have over 150,000 books, magazines, newspapers, documents, CDs, DVDs, and videos.
  • Our modern, well-equipped computer lab is open to the public.
  • We are one of the busiest public libraries in the province with over 700 visitors per day.
  • Room rentals are available – please contact us by telephone at 460-2812or by email for rental information.

Our Special Collections include:

  • A reference-archival collection
  • The Mary Morrison Mayo Folklore Collection
  • The Don Walker military collection

Our History:

  • We opened in 1955, moved to our current location in 1975, underwent a major renovation in 1991 and completed another renovation and expansion project in 2014.
  • We published The History of the Fredericton Public Library in 1994, which is available through our catalogue.

Other public libraries in the City of Fredericton:

For information on other public libraries in the City of Fredericton, please click on the link to the Fredericton Public Library – Nashwaaksis or the Dr. Marguerite Michaud Library.


Accessible Collections & Services


Partners

In New Brunswick, public libraries exist as part of a partnership between the provincial government and participating municipalities. We gratefully acknowledge the contribution of the:

We would also like to acknowledge donations made by local community organizations and businesses. We thank you for your support.